Assistant Professor of Food Systems & Society
Participate in the development of a new Master of Science program in
Food Systems and Society; teach required and elective courses; organize
on-site intensive courses.
- Perform academic responsibilities for the Food Systems and Society department, including developing curriculum, student advising, and teaching. Position includes on-load teaching of 24 credit hours per academic year (note: MU is a four quarter institution).
- Develop regular courses and short courses; organize and oversee on-site intensive courses with students and faculty.
- Coordinate and oversee student projects and theses, and liaise with organizations.
- Develop and maintain connections to the interdisciplinary scholarly and practitioner communities engaged in food systems and society.
- Participate in outreach, events, and fundraising.
- Provide university service by attending and participating on the University Faculty Council and other university task forces and committees.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Ph.D. in a related discipline.
- Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Experience with working with graduate students strongly preferred.
- Experience with applied research and education projects.
- Minimum two years teaching experience in higher education.
- Experience in community engagement on food systems.
- Experience in teaching courses related to food issues as well as student advising.
- Experience in online, hybrid pedagogy preferred.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Travel as needed for outreach, fundraising, on-site intensive courses, and presenting at conferences.
- University-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee.
- Three weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave and holidays
- Tuition waiver program
- Life and disability insurance
- Generous retirement plan.